Live Review with Singer/Songwriter Sadie Bass in Nashville

Live Nation Offices Nashville, TN

Contact: [email protected]
Web: sadiebassmusic.com
Players: Sadie Bass, vocals; Jackson Dreyer, guitar

Material: Hailing from Bath, MI, Sadie Bass is a rising country performer as comfortable putting on makeup as she is hunting and fishing. In fact, she’s already starred in more than one outdoorsy show displaying her skills. More famously, she’s recognized as a contestant on season 22 of The Voice, where she picked Gwen Stefani as her mentor. Despite television exposure and festival appearances this year including Tortuga, Watershed and Faster Horses, she has a long way to go before she becomes a household name.

Musicianship: Bass was invited by Live Nation to perform at their offices in Downtown Nashville before a host of industry power players. Time for just four songs and a lone guitarist instead of a full band blocked her ability to put on a complete show. Nonetheless, the singer’s vocals shone through, as did her tight and personal songwriting, inspired by her passion for Miranda Lambert. Songs included “Sippin’ Pretty,” “Down,” “Little By Little” and “Dirt On Him,” a tune she claims multiple crazy exes gave her the juice to compose.

Performance: Though brief, the gig was enough to put her charisma on display. Bass is clearly comfortable in front of an audience and ready to take the next step in her career. It all started when she was 19, ditching college and a softball scholarship to pursue her dream. Taking about the fear she had of quitting a waitressing job and putting all her eggs in this basket helped humanize her. It would have been nice, however, if she had gotten off her stool and moved around a bit to prove she can work a stage.

Summary: Already having opened for acts such as HARDY and Brantley Gilbert, this small town girl stands a reasonable shot at making the big time. Beyond camera- ready looks and an angelic voice, she owns a likeability factor that can’t be bought. Additionally, her lyrics are tight and radio- ready. Perhaps the zeitgeist’s current emphasis on the country genre will work to her advantage.